Utilize goal-setting advice from the experts

Looking ahead to the New Year, Roque Perez-Velez, P.E., DSHS, UF Health Shands Hospital Management Engineering Consulting Services director, and his team have a few tips to keep in mind to help UF Health departments be productive and efficient.

Tip 1: Make goals the SMART way. Remember what SMART stands for — specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, timely

Tip 2: Have a checklist. Once you have a goal, write it down. Writing goals onto a checklist allows you to stay organized and keep track of progress.

Tip 3: Make the time. Figure out how to practically make time to accomplish your goals and achieve them accordingly.

Tip 4: Schedule follow-ups with your team. Discuss where you are in relation to your goal. It is important that the whole team is on the same page in regard to knowing where you are with your goal, as compared to where you originally thought you would be.

Tip 5: Celebrate small accomplishments. It makes for a better work environment, and inspires future successes for your team.

“Always remember if you are going to set goals for your team, make sure to follow through,” said Cristina Galloway, CSSBB, MECS staff engineer.